Suspended Victoria Falls Town Clerk Ronnie Dube has bounced back after a five-member commission of inquiry set up to investigate him on criminal abuse of office charges cleared him of any wrongdoing.
The commission comprised of former Victoria Falls mayor Nkosilathi Jiyane, ex-councillors Vusumuzi Moyo and Million Moyo, Hwange Rural District Council chief executive Phindile Ncube and lawyer Elvis Mashindi.
On Thursday, the commission presented its findings to the council. The local authority said in a statement:
Victoria Falls City Council Town Clerk Ronnie Dube has bounced back at the helm after being cleared of wrongdoing by a commission of inquiry, in a Special Full Council meeting held today 24 June 2021.
This comes after a litany of unfounded allegations were drawn against the seasoned leader, whose Local Governance experience spans from 1992 to date.
Council set up a five member-commission of inquiry to look into the allegations of misconduct levelled against the Town Clerk which made up of, the former Mayor and Alderman, former Councillors, a sitting Chief Executive Officer of a Local Authority, and a lawyer.
Following a week of investigations and deliberations on the issues brought before them, the commission recommended that Dube be cleared of all the charges since there was a paper trail of things being done above board.
Victoria Falls Mayor, Somvelo Dhlamini has reportedly written a letter to Dube advising him of his reinstatement.
Dube was arrested early last month and subsequently released on $50 000 bail on criminal abuse of office charges.
His suspension was briefly lifted by the Victoria Falls councillors before Local Government minister July Moyo verbally suspended him on 14 May.